Midwives and nurses now able to prescribe medical abortion drugs

Queensland Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman says the measure will improve access to terminations for rural women.
Australian Associated Press
Shannon Fentiman, Queensland Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services.

Queensland has become the first state to allow midwives and nurses to prescribe the pregnancy termination medication MS-2 Step.

The state’s parliament passed laws on Thursday, providing access to specialised training to health practitioners wishing to prescribe or supply MS-2 Step (mifepristone and misoprostol) to a pregnant woman up to nine weeks’ gestation.